my father retired and now lives in a mountain village in northern Italy since he loves hiking . He has a house with a small garden there and really loves big dogs. He wants to take one but always delays, so I was thinking about getting him one for his birthday. My first choice would be a Bloodhound since it looks cool and funny to me but I don't know much about their temper. They are famous for their sniffing skills right? Temperature where he lives is obviously cold during winter but fresh during summer.
Do you think a Bloodhound could be a good choice? Any other breed suitable for mountain life?
bloodhounds are a pain in the ass for hiking because they're stupid hounds and they just want to follow their nose everywhere
they are also greasy and smelly
you're father is retired and active so he might to well with a more intelligent, athletic herding breed
mongrels are great too
Get him a large breed that doesn't shed:
Bouvier Des Flandres
Irish Water Spaniel
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Yes, the Saluki is of desert origin.
Poodles are great in the snow, and are the second most intelligent breed after Border Collies. Very friendly and they don't drool like bloodhounds.
My dad lives with his boyfriend (not a joke) in a similar climate, they ended up getting a Rottweiler and I'm p. sure they love it more than me. That doggo is a sweetheart, and apparently scared off two adolescent wolves and made friends with a squirrel family. It's like a gay fairy tale up in North Dakota